Chief Compliance Officer
In her role as Chief Compliance Officer, Sonja is responsible for overseeing and managing compliance issues within the firm. Sonja ensures that the firm’s policies and procedures (such as those regarding cybersecurity, privacy, and RFA’s Code of Ethics) are adhered to and reviewed on a regular basis. Sonja is also responsible for keeping the firm and its employees compliant with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulations pertaining to Registered Investment Advisors. Sonja is a sitting member of the Executive Committee and has worked at Reilly Financial Advisors for more than 15 years.
Sonja received her juris doctor from San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating magnum cum laude. Additionally, she was Managing Editor on the Law Review Board. Her Note, entitled “Child Soldiering and How the United States Can Up Its Game Against Those States That Still Continue This Practice,” was published in the fall 2019 Thomas Jefferson Law Review. Sonja became interested in human rights law during her studies and hopes to continue conducting research and writing on the subject.
Sonja holds a bachelor’s degree in history from San Diego State University. In addition, she is a public notary and has earned the designations of Investment Advisor Compliance Certificate Professional (IACCP®) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®).
In her free time, Sonja enjoys traveling around the world with her favorite travel partner, her mom. She also enjoys wine tasting and reading historical fiction and loves all furry animals.